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Join Us For Our

First Annual Playwright Festival

Fall, 2021

Under direction of Sharie Renault

Prices

Free online to the community.

Donation

GEneral $25
GRoups $20
Students $15
Friday - saturday: 7:30pm | Sunday Matinee: 5:00pm
Thursday: 6:30pM
Food & Wine Reception before the play reading
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OPening Nights are private events where we invite all of our members to join us and celebrate the opening of each play.

We'd love for you to come!
Become A Member

Plays written by you!

What conversation do you want to have after..., say Covid 19? While that’s the obvious “after” as we begin to see glimpses of the pandemic coming under control, other “afters” might come to mind for you. Such is the theme of UpStage Napa Valley’s very first Playwright Festival, which will be held this Fall. The local theater company composed of a volunteer board of directors and actors, invites you to submit an original short play for consideration. It isn’t necessary to be a published writer, just the desire to write such a play.

You can take the prompt “Conversations After...” In many directions. The play should be written for one to three performers and be between 10 and 20 minutes long. Once the plays have been submitted by the deadline of May 15th, a panel of community members will review the plays and the finalists will be announced sometime in late June into early July.

UpStage Napa Valley plans to present these short plays at Grace Episcopal Church in the Fall when, optimistically, live performances will be safe and feasible. If conditions of the pandemic still restrict a live audience, plays will be filmed and streamed right here at our website. 

“Napa Valley is home to many lovers of writing.” says Artistic Director Sharie Renault. “UpStage excitedly looks forward to a bounty of submissions for our premier Playwright Festival with the hopes of pulling the community together after this very challenging year.”

Join Us For

First Annual Playwright Festival

Community Members

Sharie Renault

Prices

Free online to the community.

Watch our 4 episodes of local resident’s stories below.

‍These episodes are Local resident’s stories.
GEneral $25
GRoups $20
Students $15

Fall, 2021

Friday - saturday: 7:30pm | Sunday Matinee: 5:00pm
Thursday: 6:30pM
Food & Wine Reception before the play reading

Outdoor venue, or online

Get Tickets

OPening Nights are private events where we invite all of our members to join us and celebrate the opening of each play.

We'd love for you to come!
Become A Member

6 quick steps to stream online.

Step 1: Click on "Get Tickets" button above. Once on ShowTix click on "Rent Video" button.

Step 2: Select number of tickets needed. 1 ticket = 1 device. Then click checkout button.

Step 3: Select donation, or click checkout button.

Step 4: Fill out your information. Then click checkout.

Step 5: Click download tickets, and look for access code. If you sign up during Nov 20-22 you should be able to click the "Watch Stream" button.

Step 6: Once you click on link to start watching, submit your access code to start. Enjoy :)

Director's Statement

Sharie Renault

Episodes

Click on the episode images below to start watching. Enjoy!

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About

What conversation do you want to have after..., say Covid 19? While that’s the obvious “after” as we begin to see glimpses of the pandemic coming under control, other “afters” might come to mind for you. Such is the theme of UpStage Napa Valley’s very first Playwright Festival, which will be held this Fall. The local theater company composed of a volunteer board of directors and actors, invites you to submit an original short play for consideration. It isn’t necessary to be a published writer, just the desire to write such a play.

You can take the prompt “Conversations After...” In many directions. The play should be written for one to three performers and be between 10 and 20 minutes long. Once the plays have been submitted by the deadline of May 15th, a panel of community members will review the plays and the finalists will be announced sometime in late June into early July.

UpStage Napa Valley plans to present these short plays at Grace Episcopal Church in the Fall when, optimistically, live performances will be safe and feasible. If conditions of the pandemic still restrict a live audience, plays will be filmed and streamed right here at our website. 

“Napa Valley is home to many lovers of writing.” says Artistic Director Sharie Renault. “UpStage excitedly looks forward to a bounty of submissions for our premier Playwright Festival with the hopes of pulling the community together after this very challenging year.”

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Time

Sponsor

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Intermission

15 minute intermission halfway through the play

Talk Back

the actors and director will hold an open discussion with the audience at the conclusion of the performance.

Auditons

Auditions

Auditons

Auditons

About

What conversation do you want to have after..., say Covid 19? While that’s the obvious “after” as we begin to see glimpses of the pandemic coming under control, other “afters” might come to mind for you. Such is the theme of UpStage Napa Valley’s very first Playwright Festival, which will be held this Fall. The local theater company composed of a volunteer board of directors and actors, invites you to submit an original short play for consideration. It isn’t necessary to be a published writer, just the desire to write such a play.

You can take the prompt “Conversations After...” In many directions. The play should be written for one to three performers and be between 10 and 20 minutes long. Once the plays have been submitted by the deadline of May 15th, a panel of community members will review the plays and the finalists will be announced sometime in late June into early July.

UpStage Napa Valley plans to present these short plays at Grace Episcopal Church in the Fall when, optimistically, live performances will be safe and feasible. If conditions of the pandemic still restrict a live audience, plays will be filmed and streamed right here at our website. 

“Napa Valley is home to many lovers of writing.” says Artistic Director Sharie Renault. “UpStage excitedly looks forward to a bounty of submissions for our premier Playwright Festival with the hopes of pulling the community together after this very challenging year.”

Place

Time

Sponsor

Heading

Intermission

15 minute intermission halfway through the play

Talk Back

the actors and director will hold an open discussion with the audience at the conclusion of the performance.

Auditons

Place

Time

Characters

Auditons

Auditons

Auditions

Auditons

Auditons

Cast

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